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Author Topic: Plan for a Built Up Cowling for Nobler ARF??  (Read 107 times)

Offline Dan McEntee

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Plan for a Built Up Cowling for Nobler ARF??
« on: May 12, 2022, 09:51:44 PM »
   As the title infers, has anyone engineered and drawn a plan for a built up cowling for the Nobler ARF? I have two that have been hanging around for a long time and have finished getting them ready for flight, both assemblies started by other people but never finished. The fiberglass cowling they came with was a good concept, just poorly executed! In short, it doesn't fit worth a damn. The original owners butchered the cowlings but I have them sorta stuck on. Over the winter I just may build new ones but it would be nice to work from a plan and not have to engineer it. Hopefully I will have some other projects well underway by then also.
    I wonder how many of these kits are stashed away for "someday"?? Maybe as many as there were Green Box Noblers??
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Online Craig Beswick

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Re: Plan for a Built Up Cowling for Nobler ARF??
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2022, 10:10:48 PM »
Hey Dan,
No plans, sorry. I did do what you are contemplating.
Basically glued on a top block and blended it in. Added a nose ring, straightened up some edges on the fuselage to avoid muffler and NVA. Glued a cowl together, fitted it up then started to whittle away.

I will hunt out my Nobler over the weekend for photos if you like.

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Offline Ken Culbertson

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Re: Plan for a Built Up Cowling for Nobler ARF??
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 06:31:12 AM »
Sorry Dan, best I could do since the plane got roasted in my house fire a couple of years back.  I did it originally ala Green Box.  When I converted it to electric, I went more to Gieseke style since I needed the full nose ring.  Same approach as Craig.  Block it up and start whittling. 

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